5 Signs You May Need an Exterminator

A professional exterminator is your best defense against pests, insects and critters of all sizes. These experienced professionals have the expertise and equipment to solve a variety of common pest problems, from termites and bed bugs to mice and larger wildlife.

If you've only recently discovered a potential problem in your home or business, then you're probably already disgusted by the situation, frustrated with your failed attempts to remove the pests, or simply unsure what to do. 

Having pests of any kind isn't just an annoyance – it's a potential health hazard. Bugs, rodents and animals can leave dangerous bacteria in your living space, which can lead to serious health problems. In cases like these, you'll want to call an expert right away to help fix the problem and take the necessary steps to preventing the pests from coming back in the future.

But how can you tell the difference between just a few harmless bugs and a complete infestation? Here a few common signs you may need to call an exterminator right away :

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When to Call the Exterminator

1) The bugs keep coming back.

If you've spotted more than one or two bugs in your home, whether it be roaches, ladybugs, bees, or other insects, chances are there could be thousands more living behind the walls and in crevices throughout your home.

Have peace of mind by calling an exterminator, who will identify the seriousness of the problem and provide solutions to fix it.

2) Mysterious droppings are showing up.

If you're finding black droppings in your home, then it could be a sign that you have mice or other rodents. These droppings will typically be rice-sized or larger, and could appear anywhere: from your basement to your kitchen cabinets.

Droppings of any kind can be a health hazard, so you'll want to call a pest control company to address the root cause of the problem.

3) Noises in the wall, especially at night.

Do you hear odd scratching and rustling noises at night, but you're not sure where they’re coming from? If it sounds like there's an animal crawling around in your walls, then there probably is. This could be squirrels or other rodents, and while it may seem harmless at first, it could cause big problems.

Various animals have a tendency to chew through insulation and electrical wires, causing a variety of dangers. Plus, the animals are leaving their droppings in the walls too.

4) Hollow-sounding wood with sawdust-like material.

If you're finding sawdust around wood beams and joists, particularly in the basement, then it's probably not saw dust at all – it's feces left behind by termites.

As termites eat and nest within wood, the wood becomes hollow-sounding. And in the process, they can cause a lot of costly damage to your home. If you sense you might have termites, it's best to call an exterminator right away.

5) Small red marks appear on your body in the morning.

Red marks on your skin that appear after sleep are a sign that you may have bed bugs. Bed bugs live in small crevices of a room, including headboards and mattresses, and they feed on your blood while you sleep.

Simply replacing your bed won't be enough to get rid of the bugs. It's best to call a bed bug exterminator, who will use special tools and techniques to make sure the problem is completely eliminated.

Call a skilled exterminator in your area

These are only a few of the many scenarios in which you may need professional pest control.

To speak to a professional exterminator in your area, call Bee Safe Pest Control now at (888) 420-7540. We have licensed technicians all over the United States who specialize in a wide variety of pests, including rodents, termites, bed bugs, bees and many more.


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